Sheffield Lit Book Club

What is it?

A free monthly book club for kids aged 8-12. You will vote on a book of the month. Throughout the month, we will all read the book with the most votes. In the last week of the month, we will meet to talk about the book, meet the author, hear the author read from the book, and we’ll get to ask them questions. Then we’ll have snacks and vote on the book for next month.

Where will we meet?

Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus (location tbc)

When will we meet?

Most likely the last Friday of the month from 6:00 PM-7:30 PM.

The book club launch is on Thursday, August 15 from 3-4:30 and features Sharna Jackson (see Eventbrite for more information). We will confirm the date of the next event.

What will we talk about?

When we talk about the book, we may ask questions like: What did you like? Would you recommend it? How would you describe this book for a friend? Did you finish it? What happened? What more would you like to know? What questions would you like to ask the characters or the author? What would you like to have happened that didn’t? We may even write a review.

What sort of questions can we ask the author?

Anything within reason. We may ask about the ending, about something we didn’t understand, or something we wanted more (or less) of. We might ask how they wrote it, what’s next, about the characters, or anything in between.

How do we decide what book to read?

We’ll vote on the books we read. To invite an author, they will ideally be living in the UK. We will read the book with the most votes.

How much does it cost?

It’s free to participate. Most of the books will be available through the library.

Does my adult have to stay for the book club?

Yes

Does my adult have to participate in the book club?

No.

How do I sign up?

email y(dot)battlefelton(at)shu(dot)ac(dot)uk to sign up or for more information.

Anniversaries, Stories and Hope: Stories at the Storey Call for True Stories

Stories at the Storey is 2 years old!

Join us as we celebrate our two-year anniversary with a two-month virtual True Story Open Mic Night.

The theme is “hope.” Hope and action, hope and love, hope and prayer, hope and…We can all use a little hope and we’re hoping you have some to spare. We would like to hear your stories loosely interpreting the theme “hope.”

How can you join us?

Between now and December 31, 2016, share your 300-750 word true story or your 3-5 minute video or recording telling your true story about hope.

What kind of story?

A true one, otherwise it’s up to you. We like stories that make us laugh, cry, reflect, wonder…We just like well told true stories.

What happens next?

Well-crafted written stories will feature on our blog. We’ll compile the videos and audio recordings into a short production and share it with the world.

As 2016 rolls into 2017, we can all use a little hope.

North West Literary Salon featuring Jenn Ashworth

Special Edition North West Literary Salon

There’s a chill in the air and it’s not just the Autumn-like weather.

Join us as Jenn Ashworth reads from her haunting new novel, Fell. The lively reading will be followed by discussion, music, food and wine.

Jenn is an award-winning author with a distinctive voice, an enchanting talent for storytelling and the ability to captivate an audience.

Is North West Literary Salon for you? If you like engaging readings, lively discussions, delicious food, moving music and good company, North West Literary Salon is the place for you.

When is North West Literary Salon? Friday, September 9 from 7-8 PM
Where is North West Literary Salon? Waterstones King Street, Lancaster
How much is North West Literary Salon? Free
You’ll be shivering and it won’t have anything to do with the whistling wind, the frost in the air, just the words trickling down your spine…
Sponsored by Sceptre, the event is free. Please order your free tickets via Eventbrite. We hope to see you there